Lawyers who are not technologically savvy will soon be left behind, according to Managing Director of a legal services provider, LawPavilion, Ope Olugasa.
Speaking at the launch of the firm’s new legal analytics software, LawPavilion Prime, during the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Conference, Olugasa said legal practice has evolved with changing trends and technology over the centuries.
“But, poring through a law book doesn’t readily divulge how many authorities are contained in one principle.
“Likewise having an e-Library doesn’t tell you how valid or relevant such authorities are, though it may tell you how many authorities exist.
“All of those headaches are by-gone in the age of legal analytics. Legal Analytics doesn’t just provide you with search results, It gives you correct answers,” he said.
According to him, LawPavilion Prime was first unveiled at the “Words in Gold” Judicial Awards in Abuja, during which Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) hailed the product.
Olugasa said with LawPavilion Prime’s legal analytics, a user is provided with a plethora of search results.
The researcher is given the correct answers as the oftware calculates the law with predictive analysis, he said.
“It gives you in-depth analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of legal positions and authorities by generating a never-before-seen statistical analysis, historical data, precedential value ratings, conflicting judgments, locus classicus, statutory or literary authorities and opinions, judicial standpoints of presiding judges, and computer generated intelligent information on such authorities.
“Amongst other features, LawPavilion Prime’s Personalized Subject Matter Index for each Appellate Court Judge lays before the legal industry a history of every position taken by a particular judge on any matter or principle of law.
“It analyses its consistency so they can present same before such judge, eruditely propounding the compelling reasons to remain consistent in their matter judging from their past judicial pronouncements.
“The new software contains the Laws of the Federation, annotated with cases. It boasts of a world class e-book reader that allows users to highlight texts, bookmark pages and even write their Practice notes that can be synchronized across multiple devices.
“The software’s robust cloud backup ensures availability and easy recovery even in the case of device malfunction or theft,” Olugasa added.